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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Conjunctions and Punctuation

In this first week, you will learn about the different types of conjunctions in English. You'll learn the meaning of each one and how to use them in sentences. You'll also learn how to punctuate sentences with conjunctions correctly....
Reading
7 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
Video7 videos
Meet Your Teachers1m
Week 1 Introductionm
Coordinate Conjunctions Lecture6m
Parallel Structure Lecture5m
Correlative Conjunctions Part 1 Lecture7m
Correlative Conjunctions Part 2 Lecture6m
Reading3 readings
Conjunctions Practice40m
Parallel Structure Practice20m
Correlative Conjunctions Practice40m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Coordinate Conjunctions Practice Quiz6m
Parallel Structure Practice Quiz6m
Correlative Conjunctions Practice Quiz6m
Graded Quiz18m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Connectives and Punctuation

This week, you'll continue learning how to join ideas with correct grammar and punctuation. You'll learn about transition words and prepositional phrases and how to punctuate them correctly....
Reading
5 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Transitions: Meaning4m
Transitions: Punctuation and Placement6m
Prepositional Phrases6m
Avoiding Common Mistakes6m
Reading4 readings
Transitions Practice40m
Transitions: Punctuation and Placement Practice40m
Prepositional Phrases Practice40m
Avoiding Common Mistakes Practice45m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Transition Meaning Practice Quiz6m
Transition Punctuation and Placement Practice Quiz6m
Prepositional Phrases Practice Quiz6m
Avoiding Common Mistakes Practice Quiz6m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Subordinating Conjunctions and Punctuation

This week, you'll start learning about writing complex sentences. Adding complex sentences to your skills will make your sentences have more variety. To learn about complex sentences, you'll find out what adverb clauses are and how to punctuate them in your sentences. Have fun!...
Reading
4 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Introduction to Adverb Clauses6m
Adverb Clauses: Punctuation and Use6m
Avoiding Common Mistakes5m
Reading3 readings
Introduction to Adverb Clauses Practice20m
Adverb Clause Practice45m
Avoiding Common Mistakes Practice40m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Adverb Clauses Practice Quiz8m
Adverb Clause Practice Quiz6m
Avoiding Common Mistakes Practice Quiz8m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Reduced Adverb Clauses and Punctuation

In the final week, you will learn a more advanced way to write complex sentences. You will do this by reducing the adverb clauses. Again, learning to do this will add variety to your speaking and writing. Enjoy the last week of the course!...
Reading
5 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
Introduction to Reduced Adverb Clauses5m
Adverbials Type 18m
Adverbials Type 26m
Adverbials Type 35m
Reading4 readings
Adverbials Type 1 Practice40m
Adverbials Type 2 Practice20m
Adverbials Type 3 Practice40m
Learn More1m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Adverbials Type 1 Practice Quiz6m
Adverbials Type 2 Practice Quiz6m
Adverbials Type 3 Practice Quiz6m
Graded Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By HROct 10th 2018

I have really learned some new things.\n\nI some one asks me for a better course to learn about conjunctions, connectives and adverb clause, I would recommend this course.\n\nBest regards\n\nHassan

By HKDec 12th 2016

Hi everyone,I think that taking this class helped me so much to understand more about the English language.Thank you very much for giving the chance to attend the class for free.

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
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Emily Ellis

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation Specialization

This specialization follows our Learn English: Intermediate Grammar specialization and includes more advanced grammar concepts such as noun clauses and conditionals. You'll also learn how to blend verb tenses effectively and how to punctuate sentences correctly. This specialization is useful for non-native English speakers who want to improve their fluency or native speakers who want to improve their accuracy in using English for academic or professional purposes....
Learn English: Advanced Grammar and Punctuation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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